Sir Richard Francis Burton
(with many thanks to Helen Burton)
Richard Francis Burton was born in Torquay, England. However his father, Joseph
Netterville Burton was born in Tuam.
grandfather was Rev. Edward Burton, Vicar of Annaghdown in Galway. Edward and
his wife, Maria Margaretta Campbell (Both are buried at Tuam Cathedral) had the
following children, all born in Tuam:
Edmund, later Rector of Terrebonne in Canada
Campbell, who traded between Calcutta and Sydney
Netterville, father of Sir Richard
, who was on St. Helena when Napoleon died and who took his death mask.
Henry - merchant in Demerara.
were four daughters, Mrs. Crosse, Mrs. Smythe, Mrs. Matthews (no christian names
for these) and Catherine who became Mrs. D'Aguilar wife of an Indian Army
Burton's brother, Edmund, also came to Tuam with his first wife, Catherine
Burton (both again buried at the Cathedral). His second wife, Martha Judge,
(buried in Dublin) gave him three sons:
Burton, gentleman farmer at Tuam
James Ryder Burton
Judge Burton who, amongst other things, helped to macadamise some of the East
later wife of Rev. John Orr
Sarah who married Henry Irwin of Sligo
and Kitty who married Robert and Henry Roe, of the Dublin Distillery family.
who married Daniel Smith of Tuam
Elizabeth who never married (buried at the Cathedral)
Possibly two other daughters.